St Louis Blues: Top 30 Goaltenders in Franchise History

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26. Ed Staniowski

1975-81; 137 games, 37-68-14 record, 3.97 GAA; 6 postseason games, 1-4 record

Despite being one of the less statistically-effective netminders in St Louis Blues history, Staniowski was also one of the longest-tenured, seeing action in six seasons between 1975-76 and 1980-81.

Staniowski was likely set back by being cast into NHL duty as a freshly-drafted 20-year-old, and he never really got an extended opportunity to develop, seeing NHL action in each season following his debut.

Outside of his rookie season, when he recorded a career-best 3.19 goals-against average and a 5-3-2 record over 11 games, Staniowski’s greatest success came during the 1980-81 season. Earning the nickname “The Saturday Night Special” due to his exclusive usage on Saturday nights as Mike Liut’s backup, Staniowski accumulated an impressive 10-3-3 record through 19 games.

Other than that, Staniowski didn’t have any seasons with marked success—he never even recorded a shutout in 137 games with the club—but his longevity deserves some recognition.

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